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La Balancoire

#459 of 13,168 Restaurants in Paris
#497 of 13,768 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Montmartre
French, Bistro
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6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
+33 1 42 23 70 83
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area...
Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area, we offer a seasonal cuisine. The presence of available candy jar and a swing will allow you to return to childhood for a moment.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect blend of French food and hospitality with easy access for foreigners

Have been here twice and both times were excellent. The menu is on a chalkboard (real food that changes) that the friendly young staff is happy to walk you through in English. Three course 38Euro menu if you are willing to let them choose your appetizers and desserts (Le menu indecis). Really fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Have been here twice and both times were excellent. The menu is on a chalkboard (real food that changes) that the friendly young staff is happy to walk you through in English. Three course 38Euro menu if you are willing to let them choose your appetizers and desserts (Le menu indecis). Really fun down-to-earth atmosphere (not fancy, at all) with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We dined here as a group of 4 and everything was exceptional. Great wines, excellent food, unique menu and excellent service. This is a small boutique restaurant. One of the options is for 'the undecided' where they bring you a selection of 3 appetizers, one main, and 3 deserts. I like variety so went with this option which provided plenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I entered this restaurant as it was just in front of my hotel, and because I was looking for a place somewhat calmer than the crowded (though beautiful) rue des abesses. I did not have a reservation, but luckily there was a free table. I ordered the Teriyaki de Saumon for a starter, which was absolutely delicious, and perfectly seared.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A colleague and I were in this neighborhood and could not get into our first option, but Trip Advisor reviews sent us here as the next try. This restaurant is amazing, truly. I was packed with locals and contains a lively scene in which you do not want to leave. We ordered from the black board and the waiter picked... More 

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Perth, Australia
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to this little restaurant for dinner after finding it on Trip Advisor. The place is small, casual with friendly staff with 2 of which speak English. Being a small restaurant the menu is not huge but has a good variety to choose from. We had the duck breast and it was cooked to perfection with a nice sauce... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We are travelling and made a reservation online. Got a confirmation and showed up and there was no table. No offer to return later or another night. That is poor customer service.

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London
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our second time in Paris, and had to bring our friends here. Was served a lovely meal as last time, and our friends was impressed as well. We will be back next time we are in Paris:)

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

La Balancoire is a charming small restaurant in Monmartre. The atmosphere is great and the service was very good as well. We had a 3 course meal from the small and carefully set together menu. The menu is small and the expectations of all food being good was very high. The starter and the dessert were good, but unfortunatly the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On our visit to Sacre Coeur, we found this place..the location is a little offbeat compared to the bustling restaurants on the Main Street..but the place has authentic charm and the host explained everything on the menu with so much interest that everything sounded delicious! And the food turned out to be great! Must go!

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Me and my sister visited here (27/04/15) and we were not disappointed. Food, service and wine were all great. Did not disappoint.

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Additional Information about La Balancoire

Address: 6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 23 70 83
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 18 - 42
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6, rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
  • Neighborhood: Montmartre
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 23 70 83

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 42
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Description

Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area, we offer a seasonal cuisine. The presence of available candy jar and a swing will allow you to return to childhood for a moment.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Montmartre
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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